This is a short post, and it isn’t something I wrote. It’s something my Dad wrote.
When I was cleaning up his apartment, getting it ready for him to move to another place, I found this in the drawer of his nightstand. Apparently, it was something that came to him while he was sleeping, and he wrote down what he remembered when he woke. Later, I snagged it, intending that it should be on those cards they hand out at funerals. But it, and the picture of him and my Mother that I had intended to put in the casket with him, went missing. Eaten by my house, only to appear again well after their purpose was past.
But it stayed with me, and now it has surfaced again. THIS time, I’ve saved it on my computer, and I’m posting it here, because the simple beauty and faith of it still stays in my mind. And that deserves to be passed on to others. So here it is.
… sleeping. Feb. 8, ’93
In the evening the flowers are gone
Sooner or later we too are gone
We enter a new beautifull world
A gift from God
There were more beautifull words that I have forgotten
But that’s all right
God said it all
I miss you, Dad.